Behind a great cup of tea is a complex process involving many talented people, years of nurturing, a wealth of technology & continuous innovation. The strength of Harris Tea comes from our extensive knowledge and skill with over 200 years combined tea procuring and blending experience.
Harris Tea Company is the leading producer in the US of private brand black, green, herbal, decaffeinated and specialty, organic teas, iced tea and instant tea mixes. We have an expansive reach with five modern production facilities located in California, Georgia, New Jersey, and the United Kingdom.
We have the expertise to develop blends that exactly meet our customer’s requirements, as well as national brand specifications. Our blend development centers have the capability to match any taste profile and develop unique custom blends. Our state-of-the-art equipment gives us the capability to pack every style of tea bag from square or round tea bags to flow through and pyramid formats.
Harris Tea Company is committed to sustainability and environmental stewardship at the source of our teas & herbs, all the way to our manufacturing facilities. Our world class facilities have robust quality and food safety programs, and have earned top ratings in Global Food Safety Initiative audits. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP), and Quality Monitoring Systems (QMS) are in place at all Harris production facilities.
Harris Tea was a pioneer in Specialty Private Label Tea. In the early 1990’s, when Private Label was viewed as generic tea, Harris Tea offered better specialty blends which filled a void in the market. Now, our facilities in California, Georgia, New Jersey, and the United Kingdom regularly produce innovative and creative blends.
Harris Tea Company is committed to sustainability and environmental stewardship at the source of our teas & herbs, all the way to our manufacturing facilities. We have successfully converted our Anaheim and New Jersey plants to run on solar energy, making us the first tea company in the United States to operate on solar power.
We are continuously looking for better ways to deliver our promise to our customers. In an ever competitive world, our focused passion on finding ways to continuously improve through creativity and innovation.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement
As the COVID-19 epidemic continues to evolve, we want you to know that Harris Freeman has a comprehensive plan in place to continue to protect our employees and support our customers. Our manufacturing facilities remain open and we are doing all we can to meet orders.
We are closely monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and local health officials around the world, and we will rely on their cumulative recommendations and expertise to inform our decisions. We want to share some of the actions Harris Freeman is taking to help protect and support both you and our employees. As a precaution, we are:
• Continuously monitoring our supply chain to understand any disruptions which could cause a delay in delivery. We will continue to update our messaging to ensure our customers have accurate information to make appropriate decisions;
• Adopting work from home practices to maintain normal business operations allowing our sales and account managers to support their customers’ operations without undue risk;
• Implementing several measures to ensure the health and safety of our facilities, including suspending international travel and domestic travel, limiting visitors to the manufacturing operations, and maximizing health and hygiene activities across all locations by maintaining sanitation supplies and encouraging an “if you are sick, stay home” mindset. We’ve increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing all common areas of our manufacturing operations.
We appreciate your business and understand that this can be a very difficult time within your teams and communities. Rest assured that as circumstances continue to develop, one thing will remain the same: We will make our decisions with the health and well-being of our employees, customers, partners, and communities as our highest priority. We will update as the situation warrants.
Harris Tea Company operates five state-of-the-art tea blending and packing plants located in Georgia, New Jersey, California, and the United Kingdom. Our expansive coverage maximizes the logistical advantages for each of our customers. Multiple manufacturing locations also insulates our customers from supply disruptions in the event of unforeseen production interruptions (either natural or man-made) at any one location. Blending and packing in five locations provides many unique advantages to our customers that only Harris Tea can offer.
Best in Class Manufacturing Facilities
Harris Tea Company’s world class manufacturing facilities have robust quality and food safety programs, and have earned top ratings in Global Food Safety Initiative audits. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP), and Quality Monitoring Systems (QMS) are in place at all facilities. We are a licensed organic tea manufacturer, and many of our specialty and herbal teas are Organic, Rain Forest Alliance and Fair Trade Certified.See All Certifications Here